Devil’s Wildfire

2:30 pm – Spotter plane has returned to Hollister, so that is good news. Means this was probably a false alarm, but boy were they on it immediately. That is good news.

One local firefighter said they are canceling all incoming. I don’t know what that means, so let’s just hold off on the panic and see what is going on.

From LPF Wildcad:

08/12/2019 13:30. LPF-1830
DEVILWildfireDevil’s Peak.BC12LPF CRW3LPF DIV1LPF DOZ3LPF E319LPF E335LPF E337LPF E342LPF 4X E41LPF HB-XFT HEL528LPF HEL530LPF PAT18LPF Q...36 23.298, -121 46.30218S R2E Sec 5.

This is the area on Google Earth:

Reminder – Overnight Closure of Highway One begins tonight

Today’s Date:  Monday, August 12, 2019

District:            05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa 

                         Cruz Counties

Contact:           Jim Shivers or Colin Jones



SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – Highway 1 will be closed from north of the San Carpoforo Creek Bridge to south of the Ragged Point Inn beginning Monday, August 12 during the overnight hours from 9 pm until 5 am.

These overnight full highway closures will continue each week, Sunday night through Friday morning to allow for the construction of the foundation of a viaduct. This work is anticipated to last up to four weeks. Emergency vehicles and local residents will maintain access during these overnight closures.

Motorists will also encounter one-way reversing traffic control within the project limits on Monday, August 12 from 5 am until 4 pm and from 6 am until 4 pm on Fridays.

These highway closures and traffic control is part of an emergency project to construct a viaduct and retaining wall on Highway 1 near Ragged Point.  

A temporary traffic signal is scheduled to be activated in late August or early September allowing traffic to proceed in each direction 24/7 until project completion.  Electronic message boards will alert the public.

The contractor for this $4.1 million project is Souza Engineering of San Luis Obispo, CA.  It’s scheduled to be complete by Spring of 2020.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones. 

For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: